World War III rages and a Soviet-led army has launched a surprise attack on the U.S.A. Command your troops into fast-paced battles fought on a fully destructible battle-field. Strategy meets intense action in this epic clash of Super Powers!
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Very Positive (13 reviews) - 84% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Positive (599 reviews) - 72% of the 599 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2007

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About This Game

World War III rages and a Soviet-led army has launched a surprise attack on the U.S.A. Command your troops into fast-paced battles fought on a fully destructible battle-field. Strategy meets intense action in this epic clash of Super Powers!
  • Chillingly plausible single-player campaign with frontlines based on real-life towns, suburbs and cities in America, Europe and USSR.
  • Attain full command of four different roles — Air, Armor, Infantry & Support — in the ultimate online team-based multiplayer.
  • Level entire battlefields with powerful artillery, scorching napalm, nukes and other tactical aid weapons.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP, Windows Vista™
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 1024 MB (1.5 GB for Windows Vista™)
    • Graphics: 256 MB video RAM, DirectX® 9.0c-compatible
    • DirectX Version: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB or more available hard drive space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c compatible
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PoopRat
( 24.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
One of my favorite strategy games just solely for the really well done story. The game mechanics are great and the levels are fun. I fully recomend playing it.
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Link Below
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
This game was brief, but very much worth it. This is a refreshment to everyone tired of strategy games that either take place in space or 1944 Europe.
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ZombieFred
( 30.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Holy jesus. This game is one of the greatest games ive ever played. Nukes, RTS, Cold War turned WW3. Its like C&C Generals, but different and awesome at being different. Hard to explain.
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Nuttex
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Note: this is the exact same review I posted on Soviet Assault - it gives the background on what happened to World in Conflict and why I still recommend it.

An excellent game, one of the best RTS/RTT titles out ever. Shame it got all but killed off by Ubisoft just to give a better chance to their train wreck known as Tom Clancy's EndWar.

In case you missed the story of what happened to World in Conflict, let me give you a short rundown.
World in Conflict comes out in 2007 and quickly becomes one of the best received games that year. Gameplay is fantastic, performance considering graphics is phenomenal and multiplayer is better than ever (and that's with a great singleplayer campaign). Things are looking pretty good for Massive. They announce a expansion pack called Soviet Assault that would bring the game over to consoles and add the Soviet campaign into the game. For people who wouldn't buy it and instead choose to stick with the vanilla game, it'd mean free content in multiplayer. The game continues to receive constant patches and free new maps.

Around the same time, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's EndWar. It was a console exclusive aimed at trying to make RTS genre work with controllers (for that they went with voice commands). Unfortunately for them, World in Conflict was looking to beat them in that regard with their new expansion pack.

In 2008, Activision Blizzard came to be. They decided to close down or sell off some studios. Massive, being owned by Sierra, was one of the victims of that. And that's when Ubisoft came in. Massive and World in Conflict brand got sold off to Ubisoft. What followed this was a delay of Soviet Assault for unknown period of time and somewhat lucklustre support of new free content. The player base began to slowly decrease over time. EndWar came out on consoles and turned out to be exactly what it looked in trailers - mediocre at best. That said, it sold well at the time, if memory serves well. Eventually Soviet Assault was released in 2009, but at that point console support was dropped. The whole situation was rather bittersweet. The game got a few more maps in multiplayer and new Soviet missions that were integrated into the original campaign.

At that point, Massive went off everybody's radar. For the lack of a better term, the studio became a sweatshop of DLC content and assets for Ubisoft games as far as I can tell. The Division was their first own project that'd involve an actual game and judging by everyone's current reaction in Steam, it was a train wreck (which isn't particularly surprising, considering that Ubisoft was the publisher, and Massive worked with three other studios on the same project).

tl;dr You're looking at the obituary of a great game, courtesy of Ubisoft. You can still experience the singleplayer campaign, but alas the multiplayer servers have been shut down. The only way you can try it out for yourself is LAN games that get organised once in a while.
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loadedstorm88
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Hands down one of the best RTS games ever made, even though its not a unit building type games as Command & Conquer or Company of Heroes genre, still a very enjoyable game. Wish they could have made a sequel.
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EternalSilence
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
As of 2016 and windows 10, this game does not work.
If you have played this game on release, you know it had a nice story and good gameplay in the campaign.
The MP was sometimes epic and pretty good.

Now, Ubisoft closed the servers and doesnt support this game anymore.
Making this game unplayable on modern pc's (dx 10, windows 10).
Thats also the reason you cannot buy this game anymore on steam.
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[RPPK] Pixel
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Buy this game on GOG not steam. Steam version crashs on start up or if you click on anything int he menu
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larkins1981
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
always crashed on first campaign mission
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InstantAce
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
THE BEST RTS I HAVE EVER PLAYED

Great game, good story, innovative controls, good pace for an RTS, great online play.

If you haven’t played this game then you are missing out 10/10

P.S. Massive please make a World in Conflict 2
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declan1542
( 15.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
one of the most beautiful games out in terms of graphics and voice acting
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
120 of 145 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
As of 2016 and windows 10, this game does not work.
If you have played this game on release, you know it had a nice story and good gameplay in the campaign.
The MP was sometimes epic and pretty good.

Now, Ubisoft closed the servers and doesnt support this game anymore.
Making this game unplayable on modern pc's (dx 10, windows 10).
Thats also the reason you cannot buy this game anymore on steam.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Note: this is the exact same review I posted on Soviet Assault - it gives the background on what happened to World in Conflict and why I still recommend it.

An excellent game, one of the best RTS/RTT titles out ever. Shame it got all but killed off by Ubisoft just to give a better chance to their train wreck known as Tom Clancy's EndWar.

In case you missed the story of what happened to World in Conflict, let me give you a short rundown.
World in Conflict comes out in 2007 and quickly becomes one of the best received games that year. Gameplay is fantastic, performance considering graphics is phenomenal and multiplayer is better than ever (and that's with a great singleplayer campaign). Things are looking pretty good for Massive. They announce a expansion pack called Soviet Assault that would bring the game over to consoles and add the Soviet campaign into the game. For people who wouldn't buy it and instead choose to stick with the vanilla game, it'd mean free content in multiplayer. The game continues to receive constant patches and free new maps.

Around the same time, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy's EndWar. It was a console exclusive aimed at trying to make RTS genre work with controllers (for that they went with voice commands). Unfortunately for them, World in Conflict was looking to beat them in that regard with their new expansion pack.

In 2008, Activision Blizzard came to be. They decided to close down or sell off some studios. Massive, being owned by Sierra, was one of the victims of that. And that's when Ubisoft came in. Massive and World in Conflict brand got sold off to Ubisoft. What followed this was a delay of Soviet Assault for unknown period of time and somewhat lucklustre support of new free content. The player base began to slowly decrease over time. EndWar came out on consoles and turned out to be exactly what it looked in trailers - mediocre at best. That said, it sold well at the time, if memory serves well. Eventually Soviet Assault was released in 2009, but at that point console support was dropped. The whole situation was rather bittersweet. The game got a few more maps in multiplayer and new Soviet missions that were integrated into the original campaign.

At that point, Massive went off everybody's radar. For the lack of a better term, the studio became a sweatshop of DLC content and assets for Ubisoft games as far as I can tell. The Division was their first own project that'd involve an actual game and judging by everyone's current reaction in Steam, it was a train wreck (which isn't particularly surprising, considering that Ubisoft was the publisher, and Massive worked with three other studios on the same project).

tl;dr You're looking at the obituary of a great game, courtesy of Ubisoft. You can still experience the singleplayer campaign, but alas the multiplayer servers have been shut down. The only way you can try it out for yourself is LAN games that get organised once in a while.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Buy this game on GOG not steam. Steam version crashs on start up or if you click on anything int he menu
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Holy jesus. This game is one of the greatest games ive ever played. Nukes, RTS, Cold War turned WW3. Its like C&C Generals, but different and awesome at being different. Hard to explain.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Hands down one of the best RTS games ever made, even though its not a unit building type games as Command & Conquer or Company of Heroes genre, still a very enjoyable game. Wish they could have made a sequel.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game was brief, but very much worth it. This is a refreshment to everyone tired of strategy games that either take place in space or 1944 Europe.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
One of my favorite strategy games just solely for the really well done story. The game mechanics are great and the levels are fun. I fully recomend playing it.
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469 of 549 people (85%) found this review helpful
643 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 22, 2015
>Buy Game
>Get No Hope Mod as it sounds good
>choose 1 Vs 1 so i can use all units
>play match against bots as The Mighty Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
> listen to werid emo music that modder put in
>sent in infanty to occupy buildings
>Blitkrieg with Tanks to get control points.
>They Get wrecked by USA
>Infanty get blown up by airstrike
>SadFace.jpg
>WomenCrying.jpeg
>i get mad sent in more units and napalm the ♥♥♥♥ out USA Infanty ( I love the smell of napalm in the moring)
>My units Get wrecked by USA artillery
>USA gonna win
>NotGood.jpg
>Repel USA assualt on last contol point timer going down 20 mins left
>i see i have enough points for ICBM i sit there looking at the screen my fingers trembling.
>lose last control point as artillery blows the ♥♥♥♥ out of everything
>i click on Nuke as sweat drips down my forehead
>Big Flash
> what have i done
>everyone dead
>game ends in draw
>i look out my window wondering about the death i have caused
>i get depressed
>Girlfriend yells at me that its only a game but is it?
> I scream YOU WERENT THERE (cause she was a work that day)
> i start drinking
>Girlfriend leaves me
>lose part time job in mcdonalds
>live in a one room flat eating a sandwhich “Just chicken,” I sigh, before turning to look at the last picture i ever took of my wife. “No mayo,” as tear streams down my face.


10/10 would Nuke USA again
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179 of 196 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: November 4, 2013
From the developer of Ground Control and Ground Control 2, I really shouldn't have to say anything more than that.

Though now defunct, this real time strategy features one of the most unique multiplayer systems. Each player on a team assumes controle of a different branch: Infantry, Armor, Air, or Support. This makes for a more cooperational multiplayer experience that you can't get in any other real time strategy, perfect for a LAN party. Much like the Ground Control series, this game has no base building and relies entirely on dropping units into supply zones and maximizing their utility.

The single player campagin is very scripted allowing for spectacular showcases of destruction. I play through it every few years. The graphical fidelity of this game crushed computers upon release and they still hold up to this day.

Sure to please any fan of the real time strategy genre, as a fairly hidden gem, this title would make a wonderful gift.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_in_Conflict
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144 of 154 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
939.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
I have played World in Conflict for about 6 years now and I strongly recommend it. It is one of the best games I have ever played. The graphics are still fantastic years later. The mechanics have a property of "emergent difficulty"--they are simple at first, allowing the player to be engaged, but over time the complexity of the game reveals itself and even now, 6 years later, I am learning new tactics and ways to play. After playing WiC, other strategy games are simply not as satisfying.

Common questions answered:

Why does the game crash after loading?

This issue arises on Windows 7. The developers never resolved it as support was mostly cut after Massive was acquired by Ubisoft, but the crash is easily fixable. Go to your "My Documents" folder in Windows and find the "World in Conflict" folder. Then, scroll to the "Game Options" text file. Be careful not to edit anything unintentionally. Scroll to the "MyDX10Flag" and change the number next to it to zero. The game should run without problems. Visit massgate.net and post in General Discussion if you still have issues, we will try to help.

Is the game still active online?

There are always 2 servers full with a variety of maps in their rotation. There are many experienced players around, especially on the forums, who can help you learn the game mechanics and ideal tactics. The activity level started falling in 2009 but has remained steady at about 2000-3000 players active since 2012. This is not a lot, but it is plenty to be able to enjoy all that WiC has to offer for new players. Visit the forums at massgate.net to talk to experienced players.

Is the campaign good?

The campaign has an intriguing story but it is not as tactically engaging as the multiplayer portion. I recommend playing the campaign to familiarize yourself with the game functions and then to dive into the multiplayer. Many players are agressive to new players, but these people are often bad, so you should simply ignore them and try your best.

Any tips for gameplay?

1. Don't move your units in a blob. Try to separate them.
2. As a beginner, don't use artillery units. If you do use them, use only one. Your team will appreciate it.
3. Don't be discouraged! As you play more, you will get a lot better and soon you'll be laughing at the noobs who play like you used to.
4. Use the chat and the "Q" button commands to communicate with the other players on your team.

I hope you will try out WiC. If you don't want to pay, you can easily pirate the game on ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.se or your favorite torrent site, but you'll need a game key to play online. Message me or go online to massgate.net/forums.php if you have any questions.

Overall: 10/10
Gameplay/Mechanics: 10/10
Story: 8/10
Graphics: 10/10
Sound effects, voice acting, and music: 10/10
Community: 5/10 unless you find experienced players
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